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Backstreet Cafe

#32 of 7,374 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Neartown/ Montrose
American, International
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch

We just enjoyed a great brunch here. The service was very good, food delicious and the setting fun. Tons of people show just how popular this place is and its for a good reason. Had the eggs and skirt steak. Excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles V
via mobile
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330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just enjoyed a great brunch here. The service was very good, food delicious and the setting fun. Tons of people show just how popular this place is and its for a good reason. Had the eggs and skirt steak. Excellent

Thank Charles V
Shreveport, Louisiana
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

On the recommendation of a friend, we booked dinner on our anniversary. This is a great find. From the moment we arrived we were treated as family. Our meals, Cioppino for me, and Seafood Risotto for my wife were exceptional. A new favorite when we visit Houston.

1 Thank Mike W
Houston, Texas
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244 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The menu is varied, the food is always investive and tasty, and the prices are reasonable. Excellent fish and meat dishes, with lots of vegetarian options as well. On a nice day you can't beat their outdoor deck. On busy days service can sometimes be a little scattered.

1 Thank davemh333
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took a friend who was visiting here for brunch because her hotel was close to it, but I was so glad we chose to come there. There is no parking, so you have to valet. The food was fantastic though! The server was really nice as well. There were so many things on the menu that I wanted to... More 

1 Thank Pinkness3
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My boyfriend made reservations for dinner on a Thursday night for my birthday, and as soon as we told them our name for the reservation, I was greeted with a warm "happy birthday." The restaurant wasn't very busy, and the inside only had three other tables occupied. The tables are pretty close together, leading to our only complaint that we... More 

1 Thank jac809
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were really looking forward to our dinner here after being told by a friend it was a great place to go. We were in town celebrating our son's bday - hoping for a wonderful experience. We waited an extra 30 mins for our table, even with an 845pm reservation. Our waiter was impatient and acted as though our table... More 

1 Thank Italianyogi65
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Well, we have been here before and most times except was not above average. This time was fantastic lunch which we decided at the last minute with the mushroom appetizer pie and the fresh fish of the day. The daily wine special was excellent to allow a great quiet conversation to occur that day without other noise in the background.I... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice quaint place for lunch or dinner, please try Backstreet Cafe'. The food is exceptional. It's comparable to food you get at a 5 star resort but with larger portion size (everything is bigger in Texas!). The restaurant is a former house and the staff is great. Everyone is welcoming, nice, and very friendly.... More 

1 Thank Mrsangellabran
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We got a place out in this beautiful patio. You want to reserve as it is very busy! Loved the variety of offers! The brunch is delicious, the duck confit, skirt steak and eggs, were delicious! The drinks and biscuits so tasty! I'm definitely going back!

2 Thank Maria M
Los Angeles, California
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364 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This location is on a side street but just off the main thoroughfares so easy to get to. Some street parking, but easy valet from the front. The patio area is three times the size of the interior and bar area, and both are very nice. There was a nice selection of Southern and Mexican dishes ( shrimp and grits... More 

1 Thank Wdee2013

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?